Everything wears out over time and fireplaces are no exception. Unfortunately, older fireplaces can be a health hazards, potentially leaking smoke and water into the stonework and surrounding walls. When your fireplace is in need of repair, it may also be time to consider remodelling and updating the look. We have decades of experience installing and providint the highest quality repairs to fireplaces and chimneys. Listed below are a few suggestions of what you might be able to do.
If your brick fireplace looks tired and you are thinking that it is the time to launch a fireplace makeover, we have suggestions for you. There are three main options to consider: rustic stone, brick and ceramic. Rustic stone will give you an antique feel, brick provides a solid structured look, and ceramic allows for the widest variety of colours. After you have read the article, contact Blackwell Masonry for a free estimate for your brick fireplace makeover.
Rustic stone makes an outstanding fireplace surround. Use the stone to create an unstructured, old-fashioned look. Artificial stones can provide an almost identical look for a lot less effort and cost. Consider using other rustic, antique elements to create a timeless appeal. If you live outside the town, you may be able to find sufficient quantities of stone from your own property. Otherwise, you can find a wide variety of stone at your local building supplier. It
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Use brick to create a solid structured appearance to your fireplace. Use identical bricks or consider using contrasting bricks to create a more casual look. Brick is inexpensive and is readily available in many shapes and sizes. Generally speaking, it is easier to add a brick fireplace to a new construction home than an existing one, which brings more challenges. We can assist you in ensuring that your fireplace meets all code requirements while adding an eye-catching feature to your room.
Ceramic tiles are available in countless colours and make an attractive addition to your fireplace. Patterned tiles leave a lasting impression and provide an added dimension that bricks and stone can't. A bonus is that cracked or damaged ceramic tiles are easier to replace than bricks or stone. Tiles can be placed over bricks or a cement backboard.
Why Blackwell Masonry
Outstanding craftsmanship is something that has priority with our team of stonemasons. Rest assured that your project will be completed on time, and according to your specifications. At Blackwell Masonry, we have decades of experience in all kinds of stone masonry and fireplaces are one of our specialities. Contact us today if you are considering a fireplace makeover.